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With the right help, anything is possible!

SOAR is proud of the hard work our staff and volunteers put into helping other people, whether it’s finding employment, getting the benefits you’re entitled to, getting fit or getting out and about!

We’ve had some fantastic results recently, and the people involved have agreed to let us share their stories to show others just what is possible with the right help.

Get Tooled Up for Mental Health with these sessions

A new series of mental health awareness sessions are being organised by Sheffield Mind.

They are aimed at making people more confident in talking about mental health, spotting the early warning signs, and feeling confident enough to talk and listen to people.

One in four people experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. It’s normal, and needn’t be disabling. People often hide their difficulties, especially men, and YOU can help, even just by listening.

Longley 4G hosting b:friend Social Club

There’s lots happening at Longley 4 Greens Community Centre, and they start the week off right with a social club every Monday from 10am to 12 noon.

Come along and enjoy a cuppa, a dance and a natter about anything and everything with other people from your neighbourhood.

The Longley 4 Greens Community Centre is on Southey Avenue in Longley. For details of the social club please call 07523 698530.

Easter Half-Term Family Fun Days

Longley 4 Greens Community Centre is hosting two fabulous family fun days over the Easter half term holidays!

These free sessions are on Thursdays, April 4 and 11, and run from 9.30am until 2.30pm. Starting with breakfast at 9.30am, the days also include a buffet lunch from 12-1pm with activities in between including sports, crafts, games, outdoor activities, planting and more.

Money Advice Sessions for the over-50s

Are you over 50 and in need of help with budgeting, saving and finances generally?

If so, you could benefit from our group sessions which are run as part of the Age Better in Sheffield programme.

They offer help on topics such as money management, energy saving, and cooking on a budget.

To find out more about these sessions please contact Sofeena Aslam on 0114 213 2591 or email sofeena.aslam@soarcommunity.org.uk

Live Life in the Comfort Zone!

Are you over-50 and live in the Burngreave area? If so, you should come and try out the Comfort Zone, a social group which takes place every fortnight.

Come and socialise over a cuppa, meet new friends and try some new activities.

It runs every other Tuesday at the Vestry Hall, 2 Burngreave Road, from 10am-2pm. The April dates are April 2, 16, 30.

SOAR volunteers honoured at Shiregreen Awards

SOAR volunteers Margaret Gardiner and Margaret Heathcote received an award for their work in improving people’s health at the Shiregreen Awards Ceremony recently.

The pair – who both turned to volunteering with SOAR after receiving help from the charity – attended the event at the Leopold Hotel along with one of the clients from Shiregreen Social Café, Des, and their guests.

New Scheme aims to make Better Journeys for the elderly

As you get older, getting out and about becomes more challenging, especially when you might not be used to finding your way around the public transport system.

This is where the Better Journeys project comes in handy. It’s a new scheme for people aged over 50 in the Firth Park area, and aims to help reduce social isolation by making it easier to understand and use the public transport network.

Women for Peace – a FREE course in Sheffield

Women for Peace is a free course being held at Firvale Community Hub for women in Sheffield to explore conflict and peace.

It starts on Friday, 8 March, and runs for nine weeks with a break for the Easter holidays.

It’s an interactive leadership programme for women exploring conflict and extremism at a local, national and international level.